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Im always looking to add flavor to my breads. This recipe was a great one, it added a little heat and cheese along with the great texture from the bread. This is great for a BBQ, a side to your favorite Chili or even as a grilled cheese sandwich.

1 1/2 tablespoons dry yeastIMG_5911
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 cup warm water (100 degrees)
4 1/2 cups of flour
4 jalapeños, seeded and sliced thin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg (room temp)
1 1/2 tablespoons Hot Sauce
1 cup warm milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus 1/2 for topping)

Add the water yeast and honey to a small bowl and mix well. Allow to sit 10 minutes and become foamy (if it fails to do so the yeast may be bad)
Heat the milk to approximately 100 degrees in the microwave (approx. 50 seconds)
In a standing mixer add the 4 1/2 cups of flour, jalapeños, salt, sugar, egg, hot sauce, warm milk and the yeast mixture. Mix at medium speed until the dough pulls away from the bowl (add more flour if needed). Pull the dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface for 8 minutes. Add the cheese and knead in until it is well mixed.
Lightly spray a medium bowl with vegetable spray and place in your dough, cover with a towel and allow to double in size. Punch down the dough and roll out to fit a 1/2 sheet pan lightly greased (or 2 bread pans) and cover allowing the dough to double in size. Brush with egg wash and bake at 375 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes. Sprinkle on the 1/2 cup of cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking. Allow to cool before slicing.

Chef Brian Klauss
















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